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CURRICULUM VITAE
Idelber Avelar
Professor, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
[email protected]
EDUCATIONAL RECORD:
Ph.D. Spanish and Latin American Studies. Duke University. 1996.
M.A. Luso-Brazilian Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1992.
B.A. Luso-Brazilian/ Anglo-American Literatures. Federal University. Minas Gerais, Brazil.
1990.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Full Professor. Spanish and Portuguese. Tulane University. 2005Associate Professor. Spanish and Portuguese. Tulane University. 1999-2005.
Visiting Assistant Professor. Tulane University. Spring 1999.
Assistant Professor. Spanish, Portuguese, and Interpretive Theory. The University of Ilinois at
Urbana-Champaign. Fall 1996-Spring 1999.
Instructor. Spanish language and Spanish American Literature. Duke University. Spring 1993Spring 1996.
Instructor. Portuguese language and Brazilian literature. The University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. Fall 1990-Spring 1992.
Instructor. English as a second language. The Federal University of Minas Gerais. 1988-1990.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
National and International Awards and Fellowships:
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship. Book project on masculinity. 2010-11.
Brazilian Foreign Ministry International Award for best essay on Machado de Assis. 2006.
Katherine Singer Kovacs prize for an outstanding book published in English in the fields of
Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures. Modern Language Association of America.
For The Untimely Present. 2000.
Rockefeller Resident Fellowship. Revista de Crítica Cultural. The University of Chile. Santiago,
Chile. 2002.
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Brazilian Ministry of Education Fellowship for Visiting Faculty. Federal University of Minas
Gerais. 2002.
Grants:
Provost's Faculty-Student Engagement Funds. 2009.
Technology Grant. Language Lab. 2006.
University of Chile – Chilean Ministry of Education Grant for Visiting Faculty. Santiago, Chile.
2005.
Stoll Faculty Development Technology Grant. Tulane University 2004.
Grant to conduct Stone Center for Latin American Curricular Curricular Revision project. 2003.
Numerous Stone Center for Latin American Studies summer research grants since 1999.
Hewlett Foundation Research Grant. 1999.
Rockefeller Grant for Conference on Latin America. 1999.
Ford Foundation Grant for Conference on Latin Americanism. 1998.
Joseph and Virginia Ellis Love Fellowship in Brazilian Studies. 1998.
Andrew Mellon Research Grant. 1990-92.
Brazilian Council for Research Grant. 1989-90.
PUBLICATIONS:
Books:
4. Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship. Coedited with Christopher Dunn. Durham: Duke UP.
Forthcoming in Spring 2011.
3. A Letra da Violência: Ensaios sobre Narrativa, Ética e Música Popular. Belo Horizonte: Editora
UFMG. Forthcoming in 2010.
Obs: Roughly 60% of this publication is a translation of item 2. 40% is new material.
2. The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics. New York: Palgrave, 2004. 194 pp.
1. The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning. Durham and
London: Duke UP, 1999. 293 pp. Modern Language Association Kovacs award. 2000.
Revised and extended Spanish translation: Alegorías de la derrota: La ficción
postdictatorial y el trabajo del duelo. Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2000. 336 pp.
Portuguese translation: Alegorias da Derrota: A Ficção Pós-Ditatorial e o Trabalho do
Luto na América Latina. Belo Horizonte: Editora UFMG, 2003. 303 p.
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Scholarly Articles:
59. “Valor estético e cânone literário: Notas sobre um debate de nosso tempo.” Revista Brasileira de
Literatura Comparada 15 (2010). Forthcoming.
58. “Otherwise than national: Locality and power in the art of Sepultura.” Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy
Metal Music Around the World. Ed. Jeremy Wallach, Paul Green, and Harris Berger. Durham:
Duke UP. Forthcoming.
57. “Crítica y valor”. Actas del Encuentro “Perspectivas y Problemas de la Crítica Literaria en el Siglo
XXI”. Ed. Victor Viviescas. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional. Forthcoming.
56. “Saídas, bandeiras: Notas sobre travessia e Minas em Silviano Santiago.” Homenagem a Silviano
Santiago. Ed. Célia Pedrosa, Tânia Dias e Flora Süssekind. Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras.
Forthcoming.
55. “Ingermina, de Juan José Nieto: antagonismo y alegoría en los orígenes de la novela caribeña.”
Revista de Estudios Sociales [Bogotá, Colombia] 38 (2010). Forthcoming.
54. “El manguebeat y la música brasileña popular.” Papel Máquina: Revista de Cultura [Santiago, Chile]
4.2 (2010): 167-79.
53. “Crítica literária e valor estético.” Cadernos de Estudos Culturais: Crítica Contemporânea [Campo
Grande, Brazil] 3.1 (2010): 51-61.
52. “Más acá del apocalipsis: El realismo alucinatorio de Gustavo Ferreyra.” Los imaginarios
apocalípticos en la literatura hispanoamericana contemporánea. Ed. Geneviève Fabry, Ilse
Logie, and Pablo Decock. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2010. 345-58.
51. “La construcción del canon y la cuestión del valor literario.” Aisthesis: Revista Chilena de
Investigaciones Estéticas [Santiago, Chile] 46 (2009): 213-221.
50. “Unpacking the 'human' in human rights: Bare life in the age of endless war.” Human Rights in Latin
American and Iberian Cultures. Ed. Ana Forcinito, Raúl Marrero-Fente, and Kelly McDonough.
Hispanic Issues Online 5.1 (Fall 2009): 25-36.
http://spanport.cla.umn.edu/publications/HispanicIssues/pdfs/AVELAR_HRLAIC.pdf
49. “Inscriptions of inequality in Latin American literary and cultural studies.” Latin American Studies
Association Forum 40.1 (Winter 2009): 27-30.
48. “History, Neurosis, and Subjetivity: Gustavo Ferreyra‟s Rewriting of Neoliberal Ruins.” Telling Ruins
in Latin America. Ed. Vicky Unruh and Michael Lazzara. New York: Palgrave, 2009. 183-93.
47. “Espectros de Benjamin: Duelo, trabajo y violencia en Jacques Derrida.” Lhymen (Lima, Peru) 7.5
(2008): 205-18.
46. “Frutos de mi tierra, o la fabulación del valor de cambio como origen de la novela antioqueña.”
Special Issue devoted to the 150th anniversary of Tomás Carrasquilla. Estudios de Literatura
Colombiana 23 (2008): 15-26.
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45. "A mídia brasileira na encruzilhada entre o golpismo e a democratização". Dossier 200 anos da
imprensa no Brasil. Special Issue of Revista UFG - Universidade Federal de Goiás 10.5 (2008):
32-36.
44. “Multiculturalismo nos Estados Unidos: História e crítica”. Leitura e Experiência: Teoria, Crítica,
Relato. Ed. Evando Nascimento e Maria Clara Castellões de Oliveira. São Paulo and Juiz de
Fora: Annablume e UFJF, 2008. 239-51.
43. “Chico Science y el mangue beat: Nuevas inscripciones de lo nacional y lo popular en la música
brasileña.” Revista Todavía (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 19 (August 2008): 48-51.
42. “A Poetics of Discomfort: Teaching Puig with Babenco.” Approaches to Teaching Puig's The Kiss of
the Spider Woman. Ed. Francine Masiello and Daniel Balderston. New York: MLA, 2007. 14149.
41. “Katrina e o fracasso ético em New Orleans.” Teoria e Debate 72 (2007): 44-48.
40. “Cultural Studies in the Blogosphere: Academics meet new Technologies of Online Publication.”
Reading Otherwise: The Ethics of Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. Erin Graff
Zivin. New York: Palgrave, 2007. 45-62.
39. “Ritmos do popular no erudito: Política e música em Machado de Assis.” Ensaios premiados. A Obra
de Machado de Assis: 1o Concurso Internacional Machado de Assis. Brasília: Ministério das
Relações Exteriores, 2006. 19-63.
38. “O Pensamento da Violência em Walter Benjamin e Jacques Derrida.” Desconstrução e Contextos
Nacionais. Ed. Fabio A. Durão, Alcides C. Santos, and Maria das Graças G. Villa da Silva. Rio
de Janeiro: 7 Letras, 2006. 239-256.
Reprinted as “Benjamin e Derrida: A Teoria da Violência e o Palestino Ausente.” Grumo
[Rio de Janeiro] 5: (2006): 32-41.
Reprinted as “O pensamento da violência em Walter Benjamin e Jacques Derrida”. In
Cadernos Benjaminianos. Online edition.
37. “Machado de Assis on Popular Music: A Case for Cultural Studies in 19 th-century Latin America.”
The Author as Plagiarist: The Case of Machado de Assis. Special Issue, organized by João Cezar
Castro Rocha. Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies 13/14 (2006): 161-176.
36. “De Mílton ao Metal: Política e Música em Minas.” ArtCultura 8 (2005): 26-37.
Spanish version: “De Mílton al Metal: Política y Música en Minas.” Número [Bogotá,
Colombia] 49 (2006): 9-16.
35.
“Xenophobia and Diasporic Latin Americanism: Mapping Antagonisms around the Foreign.”
Ideologies of Hispanism. Ed. Mabel Moraña. Hispanic Issues Series. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP.
2004. 269-83.
34. “Máquina apócrifa, alegoría del duelo y poética de la traducción.” Ricardo Piglia: una poética sin
límites. Ed. Adriana Rodríguez Pérsico. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura
Iberoamericana, 2004. 177-99.
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33. "Transculturation and Natiohood." Latin American Literary Culture: Subject to History. Vol. 3 of
Literary Cultures of Latin America: A Comparative Literature. Ed. Mario Valdés and Djelal
Kadir. Oxford and New York: Oxford UP. 2004. 251-57.
32. “Lula y la historia del PT.” Revista de Crítica Cultural 28 (2004): 48-55.
31. “Notas para un glosario de Ricardo Piglia.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2004) 227-34.
30. “La experiencia del PT y la superación del populismo en Brasil.” Punto de Vista 77 (2003): 1-5.
29. “Heavy Metal Music in Postdictatorial Brazil: Sepultura and the Coding of Nationality in Sound.”
Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 12.3 (2003) 329-46.
28. “Xenofobia, lengua „extranjera‟y latinoamericanismo diaspórico: A la luz del 11 de septiembre.”
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 37 (2003): 127-143.
27. “Alegorías de lo apócrifo: Ricardo Piglia, duelo y traducción.” Valoración múltiple de Ricardo
Piglia. Ed. Jorge Fornet. Havana, Cuba: Casa de las Américas, 2002. 37-52.
26. “João Gilberto Noll e o Fim da Viagem.” Travessia [Florianópolis, Brazil] 39 (1999 [2002]): 167-92.
25. “La práctica de la tortura y la historia de la verdad.” Retrazos de la transición. Ed. Nelly Richard and
Alberto Moreiras. Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2001. 175-95.
English translation: “Five Theses on Torture.” Trans. Philip Derbyshire.
American Cultural Studies 10.3 (2001): 253-71.
Journal of Latin
24. “ La muerte y la doncella, o la hollywoodización de la tortura.” Revista de Crítica Cultural 22
(2001): 20-23 [folio].
23. “Defeated Rallies, Mournful Anthems, and the Origins of Brazilian Heavy Metal.” Brazilian Popular
Music and Globalization. Ed. Charles Perrone and Christopher Dunn. Gainsville: U of Florida P,
2001. 121-35. Paperback reissue: London: Routledge, 2002.
22. “Toward a Genealogy of Latin Americanism.” Dispositio/N 49 (1997 [2000]): 121-33.
21. “The Ethics of Criticism and the International Division of Intellectual Labor.” SubStance 91 (2000):
80-103.
20. “The Clandestine Ménage à Trois of Cultural Studies, Spanish, and Critical Theory.” Profession
(1999): 49-58.
19. “An Anatomy of Marginality: Figures of the Eternal Return and the Apocalypse in Chilean PostDictatorial Fiction.” Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature 23.2 (1999): 211-37.
18. “Restitution and Mourning in Latin American Postdictatorship.” boundary 2 26.3 (1999): 201-24.
17. “Dictatorship and Immanence.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 7.1 (1998): 75-94.
Spanish translation: “Pensamiento posdictatorial y caída en la inmanencia.” Dialectos en
transición: Política y subjetividad en el Chile actual. Ed. Mauro Salazar and Miguel Valderrama.
Santiago: ARCIS-LOM, 2000. 213-239.
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16. “The Angel of History‟s Forged Signature: The Ruins of Memory and the Task of Mourning in a
Brazilian Post-Dictatorial Novel.” Modern Fiction Studies 44.1 (1998): 184-214.
15. “Alegoría y postdictadura: Notas sobre la memoria del mercado.” Revista de Crítica Cultural 14
(1997): 22-7.
14. “El espectro en la temporalidad de lo mesiánico: Derrida y Jameson a propósito de la firma Marx.”
Espectros y pensamiento utópico. Vol. 2 of La invención y la herencia. Jacques Derrida et al.
Santiago: ARCIS-LOM, 1995. 22-32.
13. “Cómo respiran los ausentes: La narrativa de Ricardo Piglia.” Modern Language Notes 110 (1995):
416-32.
12. “Conficciones y la retórica del nombre propio: Autobiografía y política en Juvenilia, de Miguel
Cané.” La Torre 9 (1995): 111-21.
11. “A Morta, de Oswald de Andrade: A Emergência de uma Mímesis Paradoxal no Teatro Brasileiro.”
Latin American Theater Review 29 (1995): 21-37.
10. “Bares desiertos y calles sin nombre: Literatura y experiencia en tiempos sombríos.” Revista de
Crítica Cultural 9 (1994): 37-43 [folio].
9. “The Logic of Paradox in Guimarães Rosa's Tutaméia.” Latin American Literary Review 43 (1994):
67-80.
8. “Os Paradoxos do Vazio e da Ausência em Grande Sertão: Veredas.” Brazil / Brasil 11 (1994): 9-23.
7. “Machado de Assis e o Aprendizado do Esquecimento.” Romance Notes 34 (1994): 135-42.
6. “De Macondo al Huarochirí: El canon literario latinoamericano ante prácticas discursivas emergentes.”
Dispositio 18 (1993): 193-214.
5. “La casa de los espíritus: La Historia del Mito y el Mito de la Historia.” Revista Chilena de Literatura
43 (1993): 67-74.
4. “O Ano de 1993: Sobre as Ruínas da Anti-utopia.” Letras e Letras [O Porto, Portugal] 99 (1993): 3942.
3. “Pós-modernidade e Constituição do Sujeito em Bolor.” Letras e Letras [O Porto, Portugal] 69 (1992):
7. [Folio].
2. “Notas para uma Poética da Desmetaforização.” Revista Literária da UFMG 22 (1990): 118-130.
1.“Porque Vivemos numa Época Barroca.” Suplemento Literário de Minas Gerais 23 (1989): 12-3.
Collectively-Authored Pieces:
3. “Photography and Writing in Post-Coup Chile: A Conversation with Nelly Richard.” Double Exposure:
Writing and Photography in Latin America. Ed. Mary Beth Tierney Tello and Marcy Schwarz.
Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2006. 259-269.
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2. “The Future of Scholarly Publishing.” Profession. New York: MLA, 2002. 172-86. Coauthored by 8
scholars convened as the Ad Hoc MLA Committee on the Future of Scholarly Publishing.
1.“Op. Cit.” Policy Perspectives 10.3 (2001): 1-12. Co-authored by 28 faculty, administrators, librarians,
and editors convened by the Knight Higher Education Collaborative.
Reviews, Prefaces, Proceedings, Journalism Pieces:
30. Por que a esquerda perdeu o Chile?” Revista Fórum 9.83 (February 2010):
29. “A primeira grande derrota de Obama” Revista Fórum 9.82 (January 2010):
28. “A curta memória de Caetano Veloso.” Revista Fórum 9.81 (December 2009): 32-3.
27. “Acadêmicos amestrados.” Revista Fórum 8.80 (November 2009): 32-33.
26. “Israel: Balanço das atrocidades recentes.” Revista Fórum 8.79 (October 2009): 42-43.
25. “O acerto tático e o erro estratégico de Marina Silva.” Revista Fórum 8.78 (September 2009): 30-31.
24. “Os Estados Unidos e o golpe em Honduras.” Revista Fórum 8.77 (August 2009): 32-33.
23. “A esquerda e o unicameralismo.” Revista Fórum 8.76 (July 2009): 30-31.
22. “A esquerda ainda está devendo na luta anti-homofóbica.” Revista Fórum 8.75 (June 2009): 30-31.
21. “As tarefas para uma verdadeira extrema-esquerda.” Revista Fórum 8.74 (May 2009): 28-29.
20. “A luta pela democratização da mídia na Argentina.” Revista Fórum 8.73 (April 2009): 30-31.
19. “Tortura, verdade e democracia.” Revista Fórum 8.72 (March 2009): 30-32.
18. “A questão humanitária definitiva do nosso tempo.” Revista Fórum 8.71 (February 2009): 30-31.
17. “Barack Obama e o possível fim da política do medo.” Revista Fórum 7. 64 (July 2008): 8-11.
16. Review of Veneno Remédio: O futebol e o Brasil, by José Miguel Wisnik (Companhia das Letras,
2008). Jornal do Brasil. Caderno Idéias. June 14, 2008.
15. Review of Um crítico na periferia do capitalismo: Reflexões sobre a obra de Roberto Schwarz, by
Maria Elisa Cevasco e Mílton Ohata (Companhia das Letras, 2007). O Globo. Feb. 09, 2008.
14. Preface. Boca de lobo, by Sergio Chejfec. Trans. Marcelo Barbão. São Paulo: Amauta, 2007.
13. Review of História. Ficção. Literatura, by Luiz Costa Lima (São Paulo: Companhia das Letras,
2006). O Globo. Feb. 17, 2007.
12. “A Literatura sem Papel.” Preface to Blog de Papel. São Paulo: Gênese, 2005.
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11. Review of Posmarxismo, by Ernesto Laclau et al (Santiago: ARCIS, 2002). Extremoccidente 2
(2003): 38.
10. Review of Literaturas indigentes y placeres bajos: Felisberto Hernández, Virgilio Piñera, Juan
Rodolfo Wilcock, by Reinaldo Laddaga (Rosario: Beatriz Viterbo, 2000). Hispamérica 90 (2001):
116-8.
9. Review of The Muffled Cries: The Writer and Literature in Authoritarian Brazil, 1964-1985, by Nancy
T. Baden (Lanham, Maryland and Cumnor Hill, Oxford: University Press of America, 1999).
Hispanic American Historical Review 81.2 (2001): 418-20.
8. Review of Divergent Modernities: Culture and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, by Julio
Ramos. Trans. John D. Blanco (Durham and London: Duke UP, 2001). Nepantla: Views from the
South 2.3 (2001): 578-85.
7. “Tres Signos Vacíos y el 11 de septiembre.” Revista de Crítica Cultural 23 (2001): 66-7.
6. “Sensibilidad melancólica y alegoría crítica.” Nueva Sociedad [Caracas, Venezuela] 170 (2000): 21217. Review of Nós, os Mortos: Melancolia e Neo-Barroco, by Denílson Lopes (Rio de Janeiro:
Sette Letras, 1999).
5. Review of Ziembinski e o Teatro Brasileiro, by Yan Michalski (São Paulo and Rio: Hucitec and
FUNARTE, 1995). Luso-Brazilian Review 35.2 (1998): 120-22.
4. Review of Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and
Culture, by Robert Stam (Durham: Duke UP, 1997). Luso-Brazilian Review 36.1 (1999): 136-8
3. “A Arqui-Textura de Sousândrade: Poética e Política.” Limites: Anais do 3o Congresso da Associação
Brasileira de Literatura Comparada. São Paulo: Edusp, 1995. 685-90.
2. “Marx, en inminencia y urgencia (o la hipótesis de una espectrología deconstructiva).” Revista de
Crítica Cultural 11 (1995): 63-6 [folio]. Review of Spectres de Marx: l’état de la dette, le travail
du deuil et la nouvelle Internationale, by Jacques Derrida (Paris: Galilée, 1993).
1. “Fantasmas, fantoches y fanfarrias.” La escritura en escena. Ed. Carlos Brück, Carmen Heuser, and
Carlos Pérez. Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 1994. 207-10.
Invited Lectures and Keynote Addresses:
“Canon literario y valor estético.” The University of California at Irvine. November 2010.
“Leitores nas Bibliotecas Digitais.” Seminário Mindlin 2010. The University of São Paulo, Brazil.
October 2010.
“Walter Benjamin y la Palestina Ocupada.” Keynote Address at Walter Benjamin: Convergences of
Aesthetics and Political Theology. Conference in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of Walter
Benjamin's death. The University of Chile and Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile.
October, 2010.
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“Cânone literário e valor estético”. Federal University of Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. October
2010.
“Walter Benjamin y la destrucción: Presentación de un libro de Federico Galende.” The University of
Chile. September 2010.
“Notas sobre la masculinidad en la ficción latinoamericana contemporánea.” The Catholic University of
Chile. September 2010.
“Canon y valor”. Keynote Address at the 3rd International Symposium on Aesthetics. The Catholic
University of Chile. September 2010.
“Criticism and Value.” 1st Incheon Asia, Africa, and Latin American Literature Forum. Incheon
Foundation, South Korea. April 2010.
“The Ethics of Criticism and the International Division of Intellectual Labor.” Yonsei University. English
Department. Seoul, South Korea. April 2010.
“Human Rights, Universality, and National Sovereignty.” The University of Michigan. March 2010.
“Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship.” The University of Michigan. March 2010.
“Valor estético y canon literario.” EAFIT University. Medellín, Colombia. March 2010.
“Unidad y soberanía de América Latina: La historia de una idea.” Lecture at the University of Antioquia.
Medellín, Colombia. March 2010.
“Valor, estética y canon.” 5-day workshop to Ph.D. candidates in the literature. The University of
Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia. March 2010.
“Human Rights, Universality, and National Sovereignty.” Vanderbilt University. Keynote address at
conference on Human Rights in Brazil. February 2010.
“Jorge Luis Borges and the International Division of Intellectual Labor.” English Department. Tulane
University. November 2009.
“Direitos humanos e vida nua.” Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. June 2009.
“O diálogo Brasil / Cone Sul.” Invited Lecture at the 28th Congress of the Latin American Studies
Association. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2009.
“Estratégias e representações da masculinidade na narrativa brasileira contemporânea”. The Federal
University of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul. Brazil. June 2009.
“Narratives of masculinity in Contemporary Brazil.” The University of South Carolina. Columbia, April
2009.
“Masculinity and Violence in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction.” The University of Texas at Austin. March
2009.
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“Ingermina, de Juan José Nieto: Los límites del liberalismo y los orígenes de la novela caribeña
colombiana” Colloquium on Colombian Literature and Culture. Tulane University. February
2009.
“Masculinity and Sports in Latin America.” Lecture and workshop to ESPN executives and journalists.
Hartford, CT. February 2009.
“Notes on Masculinity in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction.” The University of California at Los Angeles.
January 2009.
“Sexuality in Latino and Latin American literature and popular culture”. The University of Maryland at
College Park. January, 2009.
“Strategies and Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction”
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. November, 2008.
Tulane University. November, 2008.
“Neurosis y masculinidad en la ficción argentina contemporánea”.
Madison. October, 2008.
The University of Wisconsin,
“Neurosis and masculinity in the contemporary Argentine novel”. Rutgers University. Keynote Speaker
for Graduate Student Conference. October, 2008.
“Strategies and representations of masculinity in contemporary Brazilian fiction” Georgetown University.
October, 2008.
“Tomás Carrasquilla y el realismo latinoamericano”. Colloquium on the 150th Anniversary of Tomás
Carrasquilla. University of Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia. September, 2008.
“Música e cidadania no Brasil”. FUNCEB Fundación Estudios Brasileños. Buenos Aires, Argentina. June
2008.
“A música na obra de Machado de Assis”. Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. May 2008.
“Walter Benjamin e a violência”. Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. May 2008.
“Experiência, memória e masculinidade no romance argentino contemporâneo”. Federal University of
Minas Gerais. May 2008.
“On postdictatorship and allegory.” Princeton University. April 2008.
“Unpacking the 'human' in 'human rights': Bare life in the age of endless war.” Human Rights in Latin
American and Iberian Cultures. The University of Minnesota. April 2008.
“Neurosis and Masculinity in the Contemporary Argentine Novel.” University of New Mexico.
Albuquerque. April 2008.
“Figurações da violência e da memória no romance argentino contemporâneo.” Escritas da Violência.
Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil. November 2007.
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“Timing the Nation: Rhythm, Race, and Nationhood in Brazilian Popular Music.” Brazilian Headquarters
of Google Inc. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. November 2007.
“Estrategias de la memoria en la novela argentina contemporánea”. Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
Nijmegen, Holland. November 2007.
“Ruinas y subjectividad en la ficción argentina contemporánea.” Los imaginarios apocalípticos en la
literatura del Cono Sur. Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. November 2007.
“Memory and Ruins in the Contemporary Argentine Novel.” First Spanish Graduate Student Conference.
Washington University, St. Louis. November 2007.
“Crítica y valor”. Perspectivas y Problemas de la Crítica Literaria en el Siglo XXI. Universidad Nacional
de Colombia, Bogotá. October 2007.
“Paradigmas para el estudio de la música popular en Brasil”. Poéticas de la memoria. International
Conference organized by Princeton University and ARCIS University. Santiago, Chile. July,
2007.
“Brazilian and „Afrocyberdelic‟: The Mangue Beat Musical Scene and the Performance of Nationhood in
Sound”. Perfoming Brazil: International Conference organized by the University of Wisconsin,
Madison. April, 2007.
“On Machado de Assis.” Round Table with winners of International Essay Contest on Machado de Assis,
sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. At the Rio Branco Diplomacy Institute.
Brasília, November 2006.
“A Bota e o Anel de Zapata: Cosmopolitismo e Cultura Pop.” An International Conference in Honor of
Silviano Santiago, at his 70th Birthday.” Sponsored by the Casa de Rui Barbosa Foundation. Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2006.
“Popular Music in the Fiction and Crônicas of Machado de Assis: A Case for Cultural Studies in 19thCentury Latin America”.
University of Pennsylvania. January 2006
University of California, Davis. February 2006.
University of Pittsburgh. February 2006.
Northwestern University. February 2006.
“Origens e História do Termo „Multiculturalismo‟. Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. December,
2005.
“Cultural Studies in the Blogosphere.” The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism ” The University
of Pittsburgh. October, 2005.
“Violencia y destrucción en Walter Benjamin.” University of Chile. Santiago, Chile. October 2005.
“De Chico Science a Berimbrown: Mangue Beat e Blackitude mineira pensando a nação e a cidadania.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Laboratório de Etnomusicologia. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
August 2005.
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“A Representação da Experiência e o Boom dos Blogs.” 6º Salão do Livro de Minas Gerais. Belo
Horizonte, Brazil. July 2005.
“20th Century Thinking on Violence.” Williams College. April 2005.
“Chico Science and the New Popular Music of the Brazilian Northeast.” Williams College.
Williamstown, Mass. April 2005.
“Julio Cortázar between Politics and Aesthetics.” Rutgers University. New Brunswick. April 2005.
“Brazilian Popular Music and the Coding of Nationhood in Sound.” Northwestern University. Chicago.
February 2005.
“Jacques Derrida and the Concept of Justice.” Obituaries for Jacques Derrida. Department of French and
Italian, Tulane University. November 2004.
“Misreading Weimar Germany in Occupied Palestine: Derrida and Benjamin on Violence and Law.”
Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. April 2004.
“Rhythm, Nationhood, and Violence in Brazilian Youth Musics.” Keynote Address. Conference of the
Duke University and University of North Carolina Consortium in Latin American Studies.
February 2004.
“Heavy Metal Music in Postdictatorial Brazil: Sepultura and the Coding of Nationality in Sound.”
Georgetown University. November 2003
Birkbeck College. The University of London. United Kingdom, June 2003.
“Lula, el PT y el futuro de la izquierda a 30 años del 11 de septiembre.” Utopías II. ARCIS University
and Revista de Crítica Cultural. Santiago, Chile. September 2003.
“Transformações da Literatura Latino-Americana na Pós-Ditadura.” University Center of Formiga, Brasil.
August 2003.
“Postdictatorial Fiction and Mourning in Latin America.” Colorado State University. March, 2003.
“Literature and State Politics in 19th Century Latin America.” Emory University. February, 2003.
“Mímesis de la violencia: Jacques Derrida lee a Walter Benjamin.” Coloquio Mímesis y Política. The
University of Chile. Santiago, October 2002.
“Academic Migrations and Discursive Wars: Notes on Diasporic Latin Americanism”.
The University of Chicago. Chicago, May 2002.
The University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, April 2002.
“The Origins of Latin Americanism.” Carleton College. April, 2002.
“Exilio académico y el latinoamericanismo diapórico.” Universidad San Andrés. Buenos Aires, March
2002.
“Transculturación y nacionalidad.” Princeton University. March 2002.
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“Los orígenes del latinoamericanismo.” Brown University. March 2002.
Workshop on The Untimely Present. Center for Study of the Novel. Stanford University, November
2001.
“The Origins of Literature and the Genealogy of Latin Americanism.” Princeton University, May 2001.
“On Literary and Cultural Studies in Spanish and Portuguese.” Princeton University, May 2001.
“Teorías de la comunidad, gramáticas de lo privativo, y la genealogía del latinoamericanismo”.
Contra/Comunidad. Duke University, April 2001.
“Alegoría y mercado”. ARCIS University (Santiago, Chile), August 2000.
“Comentario a Políticas y estéticas de la memoria, ed. Nelly Richard.” University of Chile, Andrés Bello
Room, August 2000.
“Brazilian Music and the African Diaspora.” New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. New Orleans,
May 2000.
“Recuento tardío de un ménage à trois clandestino: Estudios culturales y „teoría crítica‟ en los programas
norteamericanos de castellano.” Cultural Studies and Disciplinary Boundaries in Latin/o
America. The University of Illinois, October 1999.
"Duelo y ficción en la postdictadura." Rockefeller Seminar on Postdictatorship. Santiago, Chile, May
1999
"The Ethics of Criticism and the International Division of Intellectual Labor." Illinois Program for
Research in the Humanities. The University of Illinois, April 1999.
"The Clandestine Ménage à Trois of Cultural Studies, Spanish, and Critical Theory." Stone Center for
Latin American Studies. Tulane University. April 1999.
“On Postdictatorial Narratives and the Politics of Mourning in Latin America.” Department of Spanish
and Portuguese. Tulane University. February 1999.
“Representations and Representability of Torture.” Program for Arms Control, Disarmament, and
International Security of the University of Illinois. November 1998.
“The Unhappy Marriage of Spanish and Cultural Studies.” Duke University Colloquium in Latin
American Cultural Studies. October 1998.
“Literature and the Burial of the Dead: The Politics of Mourning in Post-Dictatorship Latin America.”
Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory of the University of Illinois. Urbana: October 1997.
“Transculturation and Nationhood.” Transculturation and State Discourse in Latin America. Conference
sponsored by Duke University: November 1997.
“Post-Dictatorship and the Task of Mourning: Ricardo Piglia‟s La ciudad ausente.” Dept of Spanish,
Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Illinois (January 1996), Dept. of Spanish and
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Portuguese at Yale University (February 1996), Dept of Modern Languages at DePaul University
(February 1996), Dept of Spanish and Portuguese at Dickinson College (January 1996).
“Deconstrucción y guerrilla anti-idealista: Derrida y Jameson a propósito de la firma Marx.” Universidad
de Artes y Ciencias Humanas (ARCIS), Santiago, Chile, June 1995.
Papers read at National and International Conferences:
“Ingermina, de Juan José Nieto, o los orígenes de la novela caribeña.” II International Conference in
Caribbean Studies. The University of Cartagena, Colombia. March 2010.
“Unpacking the 'human' in human rights”. 28th Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil. June 2009.
“Crítica e valor”. 11th Congress of the Brazilian Association of Comparative Literature. São Paulo,
Brazil. July 2008.
“Privacidade e Liberdade de Expressão: O Caso Roberto Carlos”. A round table. IX Congress of the
Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA). New Orleans, March 2008.
“Cultural Studies in the Blogosphere: Academics meet new technologies of online publication”. 27th
Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. Montreal, Canada. September, 2007.
“Os contos de Machado de Assis e a Música Popular.” 10th Congress of the Brazilian Association of
Comparative Literature. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. July 2006.
“Políticas del otro”. Coloquio internacional Emanuel Lévinas. Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile.
October 2005.
““O Mangue Beat e a codificação da nacionalidade na música popular do Brasil.” VI Congress of the
International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2005.
“Espectros de Walter Benjamin: Luto e Violência no Pensamento de Jacques Derrida.” Desconstrução e
Contextos Nacionais: Conference organized by the University of the State of São Paulo
(UNESP). Araraquara, Brazil. June 2005.
“Brazilian Mangue Beat movement and the recoding of social violence in sound.” 25th Congress of the
Latin American Studies Association . Las Vegas, October 2004.
“A Música Popular entre a Etnomusicologia, os Estudos Culturais, e a Crítica Lliterária.” 9th Congress of
the Brazilian Association of Comparative Literature. Porto Alegre, Brazil. July 2004.
“Codificações Sonoras da Violência Social: Do Heavy Metal ao Mangue Beat, de Pernambuco a Minas.”
5th Congress of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil. June 2004.
“Ficción y estado policial.” 24th Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Dallas, TX, March
26-29, 2003.
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“Notas para un glosario de Ricardo Piglia.” Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Languages and
Literatures. Washington University. St. Louis. September, 2002.
“O Estrangeiro e a Guerra: Notas sobre a Xenofobia e o Trabalho Intelectual desde 11/09.” 8th Congress
of the Brazilian Association of Comparative Literature. Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July 2002.
“Between the Absence of Philosophy and the Ubiquity of Cultural Studies”. 116th Convention of the
Modern Language Association. Washington, December 2000.
Round table on “The Future of Scholarly Publishing”. 116th Convention of the Modern Language
Association. Washington, December 2000.
“A Invenção do Literário e a Genealogia do Latino-Americanismo”. 7th Congress of the Brazilian
Association of Comparative Literature. Salvador, Brazil, July 2000.
“Paulo Lins‟s Cidade de Deus: New Strategies for the Representation of Working Class Brazilians in
Fiction. “22nd International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. Miami, March
2000.
“From the Intellectual to the Expert: The Technification of the Intellectual Field in Post-Dictatorship
Latin America.” 21st International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. Chicago,
September 1998.
“A Dissolução da Universidade na Universalidade do Mercado.” 6th Congress of the Brazilian
Association of Comparative Literature. Florianópolis, Brazil, August 1998.
“The Latin Americanist Rhetoric of Identity: Notes on a Disciplinary Machine.” 113th Convention of the
Modern Language Association of America. Toronto: December, 1997.
“Edipo en tiempos posauráticos: La retórica modernizadora del boom hispanoamericano y sus
exclusiones.” 49th International Congress of Americanists. Quito, Ecuador: July, 1997.
“Fin de siglo y postdictadura: Alegorías del mercado.” 20th International Congress of the Latin
American Studies Association, Guadalajara, Mexico: April, 1997.
“Ricardo Piglia e o Conceito de Cânone Literário na Argentina.” 5th Meeting of the Brazilian
Association of Comparative Literature, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: August,
1996.
“Translation as Strategy in Contemporary Brazilian Culture.” 6th Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting
of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University:
September-October, 1994.
“The Sublime Object of Restitution: Latin Americanism in the Age of Cultural Studies.” Latin
Americanism as a Cultural Practice. International Conference organized by Duke University:
March, 1994.
“La Vuelta al Paradiso en Nueve Pasos Perdidos, o Crónica de un Descubrimiento Anunciado: El arpa y
la sombra, de Alejo Carpentier.” Purdue Conference on Romance Languages, Literatures and
Film, Purdue University: October, 1993.
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“A Arqui-Textura de Sousândrade: Poética e Política.” 3rd Meeting of the Brazilian Association of
Comparative Literature, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil: August, 1992.
“O Ano de 1993: Upon the Ruins of Anti-Utopia.” 12th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages
and Literatures, University of Cincinnati: May, 1992.
“The Paradoxes of Time and Memory in Guimarães Rosa's Grande Sertão: Veredas.”
Conference for Romance Languages, University of North Carolina: March, 1992.
3rd Area
“Memory, Creation, and Authorship in Machado de Assis.” 16th Annual Meeting of the Philological
Association of the Carolinas, Clemson University: March, 1992.
“Memory, Narrative, and History in the Late Benjamin.” Benjamin for the Jetztzeit, Duke University:
February, 1992.
“Hawthorne's 'Young Goodman Brown' as an Edenic Myth.” Week of Germanic Studies at UFMG, Belo
Horizonte, Brazil: November, 1987.
COURSES TAUGHT AT TULANE:
Graduate:
SPAN / PORT 791. Latin American Cultural Studies (bilingual course).
PORT 629 Brazilian Cultural Studies
SPAN 610. Seminar in Literary Theory.
SPAN / PORT 671. Contemporary Fiction in Spanish America: Roa Bastos, Lezama Lima,
Guimarães Rosa (bilingual).
SPAN 654 Literature of the Southern Cone – J. L. Borges.
PORT 629/ BRAZ 481/ADST 482: Brazilian Popular Music.
SPAN / PORT 619. Latin American Avant-Gardes (bilingual).
SPAN 610. Seminar in Literary Theory.
SPAN 621. The Essay in Spanish America.
SPAN 656. Literature of the Southern Cone: Postdictatorial Memory
Undergraduate:
SPAN 685 – Senior Seminar - The River Plate Short Story.
SPAN 425. Advanced Speaking and Writing
SPAN 413 Topics – Violence in Latin American Literature and Film.
SPAN 401. Introduction to Literature.
SPAN 307 Borges in English Translation
SPAN 313 Introduction to Latin American Culture
SPAN 323 Readings in Spanish American Literature.
SPAN 203 Elements of Spanish III.
SPAN 102 Elements of Spanish II
SERVICE:
1. Service to the Profession:
Member of the Modern Language Association Task Force on Promotion and Tenure. 2004-05
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Member of Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Publishing. 2000-03.
MLA
Representative at ARL-NHA-Knight Collaborative Roundtable on Scholarly
Communication in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Philadelphia, March 2001.
Referee of candidacy to full professorships for Georgia State University (2006), Princeton
University (2008), Cornell University (2009), Tulane University's English Department
(2009).
Referee of tenure cases for Binghamton University (2000), the University of New Hampshire
(2004), Cornell University (two cases, 2003 and 2004), University of Pennsylvania
(2006), the University of Maryland (2006), the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2007),
The University of Texas at Austin (2008), Amherst College (2008), The University of
Texas A & M (2008), and The University of New Mexico (2008), Duke University
(2009).
Editorial Boards, Profession (Modern Language Association, 2000-03), La invención y la
herencia series (ARCIS University, Santiago, Chile: 2000-02), ArtCultura (Federal
University of Uberlândia: Brazil, 2004-), Revista Crítica Cultural (Universidade do Sul
de Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2007-), Opiniães (University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2008-),
Cadernos Benjaminianos (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil 2009-)
Referee of manuscripts on Latin America. Duke University Press, (1999-), Luso-Brazilian
Review (1998-), PMLA (2001-), Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2004-), Palgrave (2007), University Press of Florida (2009),
2. Service to Tulane University at campus and college levels:
Senate Committee on Technology. 2008Ad Hoc Committee on Promotion to Full Professorship. English Department. 2008-09
Secretary of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2004-06
Executive Committee, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 2004-06
Committee on Committees. Liberal Arts and Sciences. 2004-06.
Provost‟s Freshman Reading Project Committee. 2001-05
Head of Latin American Studies Curriculum Revision Project, 2000-03.
Executive Committee –Center for Latin American Studies. 2000-03.
Member, Committee on Tinker Research Summer Grants. 2002-03.
Faculty Advisor for Interdisciplinary Scholars Network, 2001-02
Graduate Admissions Committee, Chair. Lat. Am. Studies, 2001-02
Brazilian Studies Council, 1999Stone Center Committee on Cultural Studies and the Arts. 20003. Service to Tulane University at deparmental Level:
Graduate Studies committee, 2010Executive Committee, 2008Undergraduate committee, 2007-2010
Graduate Committee. 2005-07.
Spanish and Portuguese Executive Committee. 2003-05
Grievance Committee. 2001-03
Major/minor advisor, Spanish. 2000-present
Graduate Exam Committee, Chair. 1999-2000
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Faculty Liason for Bookstore and Library. 1999-.
SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS:
1. Campus and College Levels:
UIUC International Council (1998-99).
Humanities Task Force, dean-appointed committee in charge of revitalizing the
humanities on the UIUC campus (1997-98).
Evaluation Committee. Study-Abroad Programs. Spain and Latin America (1996-97)
Evaluation Committee. Tinker Foundation Graduate Research Grants (1997)
Evaluation Committee. Hewlett Foundation International Conference Grants (1998)
In-Site Supervision of Buenos Aires Study Abroad Program (1997)
Search Committee for Position in Transnational History. History Department (1998)
2. Departmental Level:
Departmental Curriculum Committee (1998)
Search Committee for Position in Golden Age Literature (1997-98)
Search Committee for Position in Latin American Literature (1998-99)
Outcomes and Assessment Committee (1998).
Elaboration of Curricular Content for New Cultural Studies Track in Spanish BA (1997)
Capricious Grading Committee (1997-98).
Flores Undergraduate Award Committee (1997)
SERVICE TO DUKE UNIVERSITY:
Planning Committee for the Elaboration of a PhD Program in Latin American Cultural Studies,
1995 (Program implemented in 1997).
Committee for the elaboration of “New Directions and Rules” for the Graduate Program in
Romance Studies, 1994.
Department of Romance Studies Faculty-Student Liason Committee, 1993-4.
CAMPUS AWARDS:
Tulane:
Stoll Faculty Development Technology Grant. 2004.
Provost‟s Research Fund. Publication of The Letter of Violence. 2003.
Culpeper Faculty Development Technology Grant.2000.
Translation Grant Stone Center for Latin American Studies. 2000.
Illinois:
Grant for State-of-the-Art Conference in Cultural Studies. The University of Illinois College of
LAS. 1999
Alumni Discretionary Award for Special Service. The University of Illinois. 1998.
Translation Grant. The University of Illinois. 1998.
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“Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students.” Fall 1996, Spring 1997,
Fall 1997, Spring 1998, Fall 1998. Average of 4.7 on a 5.0 scale for classes taught at
UIUC.
Duke:
Andrew Mellon Grant, Dissertation Research in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, 1995.
Grant from Duke University Center for International Studies for Dissertation Research in Chile,
Argentina and Brazil, 1995.
Theses and Dissertations Directed
In progress:
Caroline Thomson. “Gender in the Fiction of Cristina Rivera Garza.” Ph.D.
Carmen Muñoz. “La (Pen)insula olvidada: Literatura Yucateca contemporánea en el contexto
caribeño.” Ph.D.
Alexandre Silva. “Cânone e escravidão na literatura brasileira oitocentista.” Ph.D.
Brandon Bisbey. “Humor and homosexuality in contemporary Mexican literature.” Ph.D. 2 nd
reader.
Renata Nascimento. “A trajetória do subúrbio na cultura do Rio de Janeiro”. Ph.D. 2nd reader.
Luciana Monteiro. “Cross-Dressers, Transvestites and Drags in Contemporary Latin American
Literature and Popular Music” Ph.D. 2nd reader.
Defended:
Ph.D (at Tulane, unless noted otherwise):
Adélcio de Sousa Cruz. “Narrativas contemporâneas da violência: Fernando Bonassi, Paulo Lins
e Ferréz”. Federal University of Minas Gerais. 2009. 2nd reader.
Aaron Lorenz. “"Aversive Pleasures: Urban Violence and Poverty in Contemporary Brazilian and
Colombian Literature and Film" " Ph.D. 2009. Now visiting faculty at the University of
Indianapolis.
Roniere Menezes. “O traço, a letra e a bossa: Arte e diplomacia em Cabral, Rosa e Vinicius”.
Federal University of Minas Gerais. 2008. 2nd reader.
Michelle Nasser. “Tra(n)zando Identidades: Colombian Neighborhoods, Images, and Narratives
from Narco-trafficking to Beauty Queens.” Ph.D. 2008. Now tenure-track faculty at
Grinnell College.
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Joyce Baugher. “Feminist Vision: Visual Art, the Act of Writing, and the Female Body in the
Novels of Clarice Lispector, Lya Luft, and Diamela Eltit.” Ph.D. 2007. Now tenure-track
faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mac Williams. “Profaning the Sacred: Literature and Religion in Jorge Luis Borges.” Ph.D.
2007. Now tenure-track faculty at Coker College.
Ari Zighelboim. “Colonial Objects, Colonial Subjects: Cultural Strategies of Viceregal Peru‟s
Noble Incas, Circa 1675-1825.” Ph.D. 2nd reader. 2007. Now lecturer at Tulane
University.
Mónica Albizurez. “Del siglo XIX al siglo XX: Rastros de un ensayo latinoamericanista alterno.”
2006. Now visiting faculty at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.
Alejandra Osorio. “(Re)velaciones del deseo nacional: Análisis de lasa imágenes de los tipos
populares en México 1828-1910.” Reader. 2006. Now tenure-track faculty at
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Mexico.
Felipe Victoriano. “Cultura y excepción: Ficción y testimonio en Chile en 1973”. 2005. Now
tenure-track faculty at Colegio de México. Now tenure-track faculty at Universidad
Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Mexico.
John Harvey. “Brazilian Popular Music in the 1970s: Pop Genres under Dictatorship” Ph.D.
Portuguese. 2004. Now teacher at Athenian School, Danville, California.
Steve Sloan. “Modernity and Urban Marginality in the Chronicles of João do Rio, Roberto Arlt,
and Lima Barreto.” 2003. Now Associate Professor at Texan Christian University.
Uriel Quesada. “La Historia como crimen: el relato policial de Cuba y Centroamérica.” Ph.D.
Coadvisor. 2003. Now tenure-track faculty at Loyola University.
Alejandra Jaramillo. “Bogotá imaginada: Narraciones urbanas, cultura y política.” 2002. Now
faculty at Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.
Dolores Tierney. “Myth, Marginalization, and Machismo in the Cinematic Works of el Indio
Fernández.”2nd Reader. 2002. Now faculty at Girton College, the University of
Cambridge.
Dixon Abreu. “Islanders in Transit: Migrancy and Insularity in Contemporary Atlantic
Narratives.” 2002. Now tenure-track faculty at the University of Richmond.
MA:
Katharina Kniess. “'Bad' taste, sex and capitalism: Visions of Modernity in Roberto Arlt's Los
siete locos and Los lanzallamas.” M.A. 2009. 2nd reader.
Hilary Smith. “Memory and Marginality in Post-dictatorial Argentina” M.A. 2008.
Charles Heath. “Nélson Pereira dos Santos‟s Riot of Reflection on Race: Filming Works by
Amado and Freyre.” MA Latin American Studies. 2004.
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Alejandra Osorio, “El cine posdictatorial argentino: La historia oficial, Un muro de silencio y
Garaje Olimpo” MA Latin American Studies. 2003.
Todd Molvar. “The Military Police and Their Role in Democratic Brazil.” MA Latin American
Studies. 2nd reader. 2003
Michelle Nasser. “Bicha Negra: The Construction of the Afro-Brazilian Homosexual from 19th
Century to the Present.” MA. 2nd reader. 2003
William Hiatt. “The Peruvian Press and the Indigenous Rebellions of 1920-24.” MA Latin
American Studies. 2nd reader. 2002.
Heather Goodell. “Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma and National Allegory.” MA. 2001.
Joyce Baugher. “Language and the Path Unknown: An Analysis of the Works of Marilene
Felinto.” MA. 2001.
Senior Theses:
Emily Mitchell. “The Children of the Disappeared: Representations in Fiction and Film”.
Honors Thesis. 2001
Sarah Partridge. “Contrasting Representations of Gender in the Works of Isabel Allende and
Diamela Eltit.” Honors Thesis. 2001.
Jennifer Ridge. “The Trajectory of the Opus Day in Chile and Spain.” Honors Thesis. 2001.
Defended at the University of Illinois:
Ph.D.:
Leisa Kauffmann. “Hydrid Historiography in Colonial Mexico: Genre, Event, and Time in the
Cuauhtitlán Annals and the Historia de la nación chichimeca.” Ph. D. Comparative
Literature. The University of Illinois. 2003. Now faculty at Monmouth College.
Kathy León. “Gender, Performance, and Homosociality in the Fiction of Puerto Rican Women
Authors.” University of Illinois. 2nd Reader. Now tenure-track faculty at St. Ambrosy
University.
Rosana Díaz-Zambrana. “De errabundos y nómadas: La desarticulación del motivo del viaje en
la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea.” The University of Illinois. 2002.
Marisela Funes. “The Medicalization of the Body Politic in Contemporary Argentine Fiction.”
University of Illinois. 2002. Now tenure-track faculty at Colby College.
Jay Twomey. “Toward an Aesthetic of Globality.” University of Illinois. 2 nd reader. 2001. Now
tenure-track faculty at the University of Cincinnatti.
Senior Theses:
Rachel Gressel. “An Analysis of the Theme of Community in Gabriel García Márquez‟s Early
Short Fiction.” Honors Thesis. University of Illinois. 1999.
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Margaret Caygill. “The Wife, the Spinster, and the Indigenous Woman in the Work of Rosario
Castellanos.” Honors Thesis. University of Illinois. 1999.
MEDIA APPEARANCES, INTERNET ACTIVITY, AND NEWSPAPER INTERVIEWS:
Blog: O Biscoito Fino e a Massa. http://idelberavelar.com. A Portuguese-language weblog on
literature, music, soccer, politics, and cultural criticism. Active between October 2004 and
August 2009. Averaged 3,000 daily pageviews.
Selected Interviews:
TV Assembleia, MG, Brazil. Interview on the TV Station of the Minas Gerais State House
of
Representatives,
on
regulation
of
the
internet.
June
2009.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWlN4OtHTC8
Observatório da Imprensa. Interview on journalism and new social media.
http://www.observatoriodaimprensa.com.br/artigos.asp?cod=545ENO003. July 2009.
Interviewed by the TV Station owned by the Teacher's Union of Minas Gerais. Theme
was
regulation
of
the
Internet.
Available
online:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7nNYzqiSws
Identidad FM, 92.1. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Interview on Latin American culture and
politics. June 2008.
Jornal do Brasil. Interview on the New Latin American Literature. March 2008.
TV Cultura Minas Gerais. Interview on Literature and Rock Music. November 2005.
BBC Radio. On music in the Americas. August 2005.
O Globo. Columnist Luiz Gravatá. On literature and blogs. Caderno Informática. May
16, 2005.
Condomínio
Brasil.
Site
editor
Esther
Bittencourt.
Spring
http://www.condominiobrasil.com/archives/2005/07/lorem_ipsum.html#more
2005.
Estado de Minas. On Latin American literature and culture. August 02, 2003.
Correio Brasiliense. On tolerance in the aftermath of 11 September. September 30,
2001.
Jornal do Brasil. On the fantastic in Latin American Literature. June 14, 2001.
Canal 13, Chilean Television. On Alegorías de la derrota. “Off the Record,” show
hosted by journalist Fernando Villagrán. Sunday August 20, 2000.
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El Mostrador. Chilean online magazine. On Alegorías de la derrota. Available online:
http://www.elmostrador.cl/modulos/noticias/constructor/detalle_noticia.asp?id_noticia=8
346&estHomepage=Ademas
El Mercurio (Santiago, Chile). Literary Supplement “Artes y Letras.” Sunday August 13,
2000.
El Mercurio. On postdictatorial literature. Thursday August 10, 2000.
Radio Terra (community radio station, Santiago, Chile). “La Palabra Empeñada”, hosted
by poet Carmen Berenguer. On Alegorías de la derrota. Wednesday August 9,
2000.
Databases developed:
Database of philosophical and literary-critical texts. Links and resources for the study of Critical
Theory in Spanish. Available online: http://www.tulane.edu/~avelar/span610
CD collection with introduction to Brazilian Music through 110 selected songs. Lyrics translated.
Co-organized with Christopher Dunn.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Associação Brasileira de Literatura Comparada (ABRALIC)
International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL)
International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
LANGUAGES
Native speaking, reading, writing: Spanish, Portuguese, and English.
Fluent reading, some speaking: French
Fluent reading: Italian and German.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Interpreter, Supranational Formations and the Cultural Contradictions of Global Interaction.
Conference sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Belaggio, Italy: May, 1994.
Portuguese translator, DTS Language Services, Chapel Hill: 1994-95.
Portuguese and Spanish translator, Global Translation, Chapel Hill: 1993-94.

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